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Ep. 50: Filling the FM Pipeline | IFMA Foundation | SkillsUSA |

Ep. 50: Filling the FM Pipeline | IFMA Foundation | SkillsUSA | "Facilithon" | Gary McKelvey, Jr. - Siemens

August 15, 2017


Gary McKelvey, Jr. of Siemens Corporation (our very first podcast guest!) returns to the show to reminisce about how far we have come at this milestone for the "FM Innovator Podcast": Episode #50! Gary and Mike are both passionate about elevating the facility management profession, and their work at the Capital Chapter of IFMA has given them many opportunities to collaborate and build partnerships that help deliver innovative solutions to our FM community. Today, they focus on facing the challenge of our industry's "skills gap" and the need to fill "The FM Pipeline" with talent that will help manage the built environment into the future. Gary talks about his involvement with the IFMA Foundation and their efforts to bring "The Facilithon" to state-wide "SkillsUSA" competitions. Mike asks about these opportunities and hopes to clarify the mission for listeners, as there are many FM professionals and industry-partners that might not be aware of these initiatives. Once again, the role of military veterans in the FM industry and how they are bringing their military experience into our facility management world is discussed. Mike and Gary share memories from their first interview, they offer several "shout-outs" to past guests of the podcast, and of course, there is some really bad singing by Mike, once again. Enjoy as we celebrate "The Big 5-0" together!

Learn more about the IFMA Foundation: http://foundation.ifma.org/

Find out about the FM Pipeline: http://www.fmpipeline.org/

Connect with the Capital Chapter of IFMA: http://www.ifmacap.org/

Watch the Mike Rowe Video on SkillsUSA: https://youtu.be/yihG89SB00g

Learn more about SkillsUSA: http://www.skillsusa.org/

See Randall Niznick speak in Chicago: https://facilityexecutive.com/live/

Register for IFMA’s World Workplace 2017: http://worldworkplace.ifma.org/

Sign up to "Be an FM innovator!®" & get your FREE “Partnering for Excellence” E-book at http://kayrellconnections.com/

Subscribe to the "FM Innovator Podcast":

iTunes: http://ow.ly/7oJF304EivM

Google Play: https://t.co/4kSe3vzK77

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=131544&refid=stpr


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